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Our meetings this semester will be: Wednesday, September 18th at 3:30 (UCHI Conference Room) Wednesday, October 9th at 3:30 (Heritage Room – 4th floor of the library) Wednesday, November 6th at 3:30-4:30 (Heritage Room)[Read More]
The New England Humanities Consortium (NEHC) sponsored the Digital Humanities Island Retreat on August 23–25 at the Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island, off the coast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.[Read More]
For their final project for the “Introduction to Digital Humanities” graduate seminar in Spring 2019, Rebecca Rowe and Tolonda Henderson, both graduate students in English, collaborated on a project, Authorial Influence and Harry Potter Fan Fiction.[Read More]
Fighting for Dignity: Migrant Lives at Israel’s Margins - Book launch and panel discussion4:00pm
Thursday, October 17th, 2019
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Storrs Campus Heritage Room, Babbidge LibraryIn "Fighting for Dignity: Migrant Lives at Israel's Margins" (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019), Sarah S. Willen, Associate Professor of Anthropology at UConn, examines the impact of a mass deportation campaign targeting migrant workers in Israel. Drawing on nearly two decades of ethnographic engagement with migrants and human rights activists in Tel Aviv, the book explores migrants' struggles to craft meaningful, flourishing lives despite the exclusions and vulnerabilities they endure.
Join us for a panel discussion followed by a response from the author with migration studies scholars Tally Amir, PhD, LLB (Harvard University); Heide Castañeda, PhD, MPH (University of South Florida); and Jennifer S. Hirsch, PhD (Columbia University).
Light refreshments will be served.
The event is sponsored by the UConn Human Rights Institute, the Humanities Institute, the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, and the Middle East Studies Program.
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Humanities Fellow Research Talk: Joseph Ulatowski4:00pm
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Storrs Campus Humanities Institute Seminar Room, Babbidge Library 4th FloorOur UCHI Fellow will be presenting their research talk on “Why Facts Matter: Pluralism about Facts in
the Age of Fake News” followed by a light reception. For more information, please visit https://humanities.uconn.edu/fellowships/current-and-previous-fellows/. If you require accommodation for this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week prior to the event.
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- Oct 24 ECOM Reading Group12:15pm
From Civil Rights to Human Rights: African American, West Indian and Puerto Rican Housing Struggles in Hartford County5:30pm
From Civil Rights to Human Rights: African American, West Indian and Puerto Rican Housing Struggles in Hartford County
Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Other Hartford History Center at the Hartford Public LibraryWHAT: From Civil Rights to Human Rights panel discussion on housing in Hartford
WHY: Part of opening reception for the exhibition on African American, West Indian and Puerto Rican Housing Struggles in Hartford County
WHO: Discussion moderated by Fiona Vernal, associate professor of African Studies and History at UConn. Prof. Vernal and her students developed the exhibition. Panelists include:
• Fernando Betancourt, executive director, San Juan Center Inc.
• Joshua Serrano, tenant activist and community organizer, Christian Activities Council
• Pastor AJ Johnson, Urban Hope Refuge Church
• Annette Sanderson, executive director of the Hartford Housing Authority
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 29; exhibition opening at 5:30 p.m.; panel discussion, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hartford History Center at the Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street, Hartford
CONTACT: Hartford History Center email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 860-695-6297
The exhibition is supported by UConn, Hartford Public Library, Hartford History Center and CT Humanities
For details about the exhibition see the UConn Today story
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